Pierre Morey Monthélie Rouge 2018

"The 2018 Monthélie is showing beautifully, bursting with notes of cherries, raspberries and sweet forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, lively and incisive, its bright spine of acidity and chalky tannins cloaked in a rich core of fruit, this is well worth seeking out and confirms Anne Morey’s considerable talents as a red winemaker." -William Kelley, Wine Advocate

$59.97

Description

Country: France

Region: Monthélie, Burgundy

Variety: Pinot Noir

Terroir: 1.32 hectares; Several small plots; Plantings in 1965; Red soils, Chalky soils, Calcareous soils with pebbles

Farming: Biodynamic; Hand harvested

Winemaking: Sorted and Destemmed; Natural fermentation and maceration in oak wood maceration tanks; Light punch downs and pump-overs; Aged 15-24 months in oak barrels

"The Morey family’s origins can be traced back to the sixteenth century in Burgundy and since 1793 in Meursault. Each generation has worked the vineyards and made wine. In 1935 and at a very young age, Pierre Morey’s father, Auguste, became a share-cropper for Domaine des Comtes Lafon. At the time, the wine industry was struggling to regain momentum after an economic crisis and vineyard owners needed sharecroppers to survive financially. The sharecropping agreement included parcels in some of Meursault’s best premier crus: Perrières, Genevrières, and Charmes.

When Pierre established Domaine Pierre Morey in 1971, his father began to transfer his leasing rights to him. This continued until 1984 when the Lafon family decided to retake control of all their vineyards parcels and work them directly.

From 1988 till 2008, Pierre Morey was the Cellar Master at Domaine Leflaive. During this period, he was in charge of all the technical aspects of the vineyard work and winemaking.

Today, Pierre is joined at his domaine by his daughter Anne Morey who is the co-manager of the estate. The 10 hectares domaine has been farmed biodynamically since 1997 and has parcels in the villages of Monthelie, Pommard, Puligny-Montrachet, and, of course Meursault." -Grand Cru Selections

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